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After the LA premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story last night, the early social media reviews are in — and they’re overwhelmingly positive.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, and follows his first encounters with future co-pilot Chewbacca and the notorious owner of the Millennium Falcon, Lando Calrissian (played by Donald Glover). Given how beloved Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams were as Solo and Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy, questions naturally arose concerning Ehrenreich and Glover’s performances, and whether or not the film’s plot could prove gripping enough to justify a Han Solo origin story.

Browse our roundup of the best reactions below. Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25. And in case you missed it, watch the movie’s official trailer below.

Donald Glover killed it as Lando Calrissian

Alden Ehrenreich’s performance got praise, too

Diehard fans were “pleasantly surprised”

While others said it was a fun ‘Star Wars’ take on a heist movie

However, not everyone was convinced

In light of the reviews, will you be copping tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story? Let us know in the comments.

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Words by Candice Nembhard
Staff Writer

A Berlin-based gal from Brum.

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